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    Your pen is open. You might want to click it close or you might write on the picture

    A (holding up a picture): Which of these people were your classmates?

    B, as he was holding a click pen, used it to point to his classmates.

    A: Your pen is open. You might want to click it close or you might write on the picture.

    It sounds very awkward to me. Please correct.
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    Re: Your pen is open. You might want to click it close or you might write on the pic

    Something like "Careful with your pen - you don't want to mark up the picture" would be the most natural.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Your pen is open. You might want to click it close or you might write on the pic

    Thank you.

    Putting the above scenario aside, how do you describe the two "states" a click pen could be in? Would you say open and closed?
    Last edited by curiousmarcus; 01-Oct-2016 at 03:35.
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    Re: Your pen is open. You might want to click it close or you might write on the pic

    "Retractable pens are pens which have a spring-loaded ink cartridge which retracts and extends outside a protective housing."
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retractable_pen

    A pen is retracted or extended. Some pens don't retract because they have a removable cap.

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